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Fantastic Fun Arts & Crafts

ADVENTURE STATION 3

Welcome to Lady Violet's Arts & Crafts page. When it comes to arts & crafts Lady Violet serves up some of the best! From a play dough recipe to leaf rub art and beyond you're sure to find something fun, quick, and easy to create on rainy AND sunny days with your kiddos.

Below you will find all kinds of creative things to do with your kiddos! Some arts and crafts are from Lady Violet, while some are from other great kid-people from around the world. Whatever you choose to do, Lady Violet is certain you'll have fun being creative together!

Tissue Paper Flowers

by: Lady Violet

Supplies:

  • Colorful tissue paper sheets

  • Scissors

  • String

Instructions:

  1. Stack 6 sheets of tissue paper: you may want to use all of the same colors, or alternate colors. If you want a yellow flower-center you will need to stack a yellow sheet on the top of the pile.

  2. Leave the stack as full-sheets, or you can cut it into smaller squares to make smaller flowers.

  3. Fold all of the sheets together, accordion-style, keeping the yellow sheet on top if you're making a flower with a yellow center.

  4. Fold the "accordion" stack of sheets in half, and tie a piece of string (tightly) on the half-fold mark. If you're going to tie the flowers to things make sure your string is long enough to do so.

  5. Option: If you would like the edges of the flower to be shaped, cut pointed shapes in each end. 

  6. Beginning with the top sheet (yellow if you're making a flower with a yellow center) peel each sheet of accordion-style folded tissue paper toward the string.

  7. Once all of the sheets have been folded toward the string, fluff to your liking.

  8. Way to go! You've just made a beautiful flower! 

We have made and used several tissue paper flowers on our VBS sets.

Learn how to make this waterfall by visit our VBS ~ Sets - Props ~ Ideas Lab

Easy Peasey Play Dough

from: Make and Takes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 3/4 cup water

  • optional: 2-3 drops of essential oils are fun to add in

  • optional: 4-5 drops of food coloring

Instructions:

  1. Place a saucepan on the counter and add cornstarch, baking soda, and water in a saucepan and stir.

  2. Have mom or dad place the saucepan on the stove and turn heat to medium.

  3. Stir constantly.

  4. Once bubbles start the mixture will quickly begin to turn solid.  

  5. When a ball begins to form (4-5 mins) remove pan from heat.

  6. Place the dough ball on parchment paper and let it cool. If you want it to cool faster you can knead and turn the dough, but it will be HOT!

  7. When your dough is cool you then have the option to add essential oil and/or food coloring.

  8. That's it! Time to play!

Store in plastic containers and keep in fridge. Should stay soft up to 30 days.

Leaf Rub Art

by: Lady Violet

Supplies:

  • Leaves of all shapes and sizes

  • White paper

  • Crayons

  • Optional: glue and construction paper

Instructions:

  1. Arrange leaves on a flat surface such as a table.

  2. Lay a white sheet of paper over the leaves.

  3. Peel the paper off any color crayon. 

  4. Laying the crayon flat on the paper, begin to color the white paper.

  5. As you color over a leaf, the leaf shape and its veins will begin to appear. 

  6. Use different color crayons over different leaves to create a fun, colorful picture.

  7. Option: Glue the original leaves to a piece of construction paper. Next, cut the color leaves out and glue each color leaf next to its original leaf. Then name the kind of each pair of leaves.  

This is an easy craft to turn into a physical activity. Go on a short hike in a park and gather the leaves - discover nature! Keep it an outdoor craft by working on a picnic table in the park.

MORE FANTASTIC ARTS & CRAFTS COMING SOON!

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